(UPDATE: 8:00 p.m.): Santa Barbara County Firefighters say the Cave Fire is now 70 percent contained.
The acres that have burned remains at 3,126.
Fire officials say they will release another update at 7 a.m. Friday.
#CaveFire UPDATE,— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) November 29, 2019
3,126 Acres at 70% containment. Crews will remain committed until complete containment is obtained. Next information update will be after the 0700 operational briefing tomorrow. @EliasonMike @YourFireChief
Firefighters will spend Thanksgiving working to mop up and contain the Cave Fire burn area in the Santa Barbara front county.
As many as 900 firefighting personnel were assigned to the incident Wednesday but after receiving rain over the burn area, fire officials were able to send hundreds of firefighters home.
Capt. Daniel Bertucelli with Santa Barbara County Fire Department says about 300 firefighters will remain on scene at the Cave Fire.
#CaveFire UPDATE.— Daniel Bertucelli (@SBCFireInfo) November 28, 2019
The Cave Fire is 40% contained at 3,126 acres due to updated mapping from AA51
Today approx. 300 FF’s will stay assigned and committed to the fire to continue to increase containment. Happy Thanksgiving @EliasonMike
Acreage and containment of the fire has not changed since Wednesday night. The fire burned just over 3,100 acres and is 40 percent contained.
An estimation for full containment has not been given at this time. All evacuation orders and warnings were lifted Wednesday morning.